With the school year come to a close, districts are now looking towards how they will spend next year’s budget. After four years of budget cuts, next year’s state education budget rose about $210 million to a total of $5.5 billion. That provides an increase of 2.7 percent in average per-pupil spending. The new budgets start with the fiscal year beginning on July 1. Click in the box below to see what the act means for your district. The Colorado Department of Education calculated these figures using estimated district enrollments.
Search tips and data notes
- To compare districts, hit “Ctrl” and click on as many names as you’d like to see.
- To see statewide averages, scroll down to “State totals” in the School District search box.
- “Total program funding” refers to the combination of state and local funds used to pay for basic school operations; numbers in parenthesis are negative.
- Clicking the “Details” button available when your initial results are returned yields more data, including your district’s projected enrollment growth for 2013-14.
- Clicking on the column headings, such as “Change in per-pupil funding since 2012-13,” allows you to sort your results by size.
- Think your district’s data is in error? Email us at EdNews@EdNewsColorado.org.
*Data source: Colorado Department of Education.